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stingbearer
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Indian Foods

Hello, there!

 

I'm a new Type 2 diabetic and I'm looking for either a site, or information here, that can tell me the carbs in Indian foods you'd commonly find in a restaurant buffet.  Thanks!

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Re: Indian Foods

This 188-page online book is chock-full of information about diabetes and nutrition and Indian food.  The AAPI is the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. 

 

http://aapiusa.org/uploads/files/docs/APPI_Guide_To_Health_And_Nutrition__2nd_Edition.pdf

 

It's primarily written for patients of Indian origin, but it includes a lot of information that would be useful for anyone.  It does include a short chapter on restaurant eating. 

 

There are exchange lists rather that direct carb counts for Indian foods, but that is easy to deal with, because for each exchange food group, the number of carbs is listed.


"Molly" (aka mollythed)
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Re: Indian Foods

Thanks a bunch, Molly!

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Re: Indian Foods

http://www.nufs.sjsu.edu/pdf/CarbCountSAsians.pdf

 

one more souce of info thanks to google.


stingbearer wrote:

Thanks a bunch, Molly!


 

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Re: Indian Foods

I appreciate this one too, blacst, thanks.  Now I can take the restaurant menu (which is North Indian, it turns out; that's the most popular cuisine and usually what's in most restaurants) and figure out what I'd like from the buffet  .

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stingbearer wrote:

Hello, there!

 

I'm a new Type 2 diabetic and I'm looking for either a site, or information here, that can tell me the carbs in Indian foods you'd commonly find in a restaurant buffet.  Thanks!


 

Possibly it is different in the USA, but I found restaurant foods can vary enormously even in the same chain. It may depend on the chef of the day.

 

I use a general rule-of-thumb for Indian foods. Most of the dishes with meat, vegetables and a drier spice sauce are fairly low carb unless starches such as potatoes have been added. Most, but not all, of the more liquid sauces are OK but watch for the sweeter dishes such as Chicken Makhani where significant carbs can be in the sauce. I avoid rice almost totally, but I found good naan breads can be acceptable in a half-serve in lieu of the rice. Almost all Indian desserts are very high in either starches or sugars or both so I simply avoid them.

 

All that applies to myself, learned by testing at my peak after meals. I recommend you try the same method.

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